Trivia relating to Clockwerk.


  • Clockwerk's name is a play on the word "clockwork," referring to the purely mechanical.
  • Clockwerk's name is only mentioned in the setup cutscene for "An Opera of Fear" in Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves.
  • Clockwerk's voice actor, Ross Douglas, was uncredited for Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus.
    • The Japanese voice for Clockwerk was originally Naomi Kusumi, but in the HD version, he is replaced with Kunihiko Yasui.
  • In Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, Carmelita says that her shock pistol can't hurt Clockwerk but can create holes in his armor. In fact, Clockwerk can also take damage, as his mechanical body only prevents him from aging. It is possible that it starts shorting out his circuits.
  • His final line in the first game foreshadows his near return in the next game, and the irreparable damage done after his final defeat in the second game.
  • Clockwerk's final line in the first game might also mean that his hatred for the Cooper Clan would rage on forever after, which was implied with Clockwerk's Eye being a collectible treasure in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time.
  • It is implied that Clockwerk would be resurrected if his body was fully reassembled but after the parts were all locked into place, the cyborg owl strangely did not awaken. The two most likely reasons for this is that either his brain was never reinserted or it took some time for Clockwerk's soul to reassert itself. It's possible that it happened at some point after Neyla took over the Clockwerk frame, as she claimed that some new power was growing inside her.
  • Despite being one of the four bird villains in the series (other three being Arpeggio, General Tsao, and LeFwee), Clockwerk is the only one who has shown the capability of flight.
    • He is also the only one who is not anthropomorphic, instead bearing the shape of an actual owl.
    • This also makes him unique among all voiced characters in the Sly Cooper series.
  • After the credits in the English version of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, Clockwerk's head is shown, and then his eyelids open and reveal red eyes. In the Japanese version, Clockwerk has blue eyes.
  • He is the only deceased member of the Fiendish Five. The Panda King lives in China, while the other three members are incarcerated.
  • Clockwerk is the only main villain that was killed by Sly Cooper; Carmelita killed Neyla, while Dr. M was crushed underground due to his refusal to leave the Cooper Vault treasure, and Cyrille Le Paradox was imprisoned.
  • The Dragon Claw Statue and Clockwerk's Eye are two treasures that appear in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time that make direct reference to Clockwerk. The Dragon Claw Statue has the words "Clockwerk was here" scratched into the bottom, and the Clockwerk Eye has a description which implies the destruction of the hate chip did not totally destroy Clockwerk and that the Cooper gang had not truly seen the last of him.
  • In "Breakout!," Sly wonders out loud if "Rioichi has crossed paths with Clockwerk."
  • Clockwerk also makes appearances throughout Thieves in Time. The earliest appearance he has made in the timeline is 10,000 BC. In every single Thieves in Time episode, Clockwerk can be seen occasionally flying around in the sky or perched on a building. In this game, his body resembles more of an owl as opposed to an eagle as in earlier appearances.
  • It is unknown how Clockwerk was able to get the technology to make his body fully robotic.
    • This also remain as a mystery on how Clockwerk was able to survive over 10,000 years and acquire the technology that has yet to present in that time.
  • His pseudo-Latin scientific name is "Machina Diabolocus," according to the Binocucom in Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, which can be translated to mean "diabolical machine."
  • Clockwerk is confirmed to appear in the upcoming Sly Cooper film as the main antagonist.
  • Clockwerk and his individual parts are considerably smaller in Sly 2: Band of Thieves.
    • There is also the addition of two pairs of spikes on his wings in Sly 2, which have never been explained, and his beak is markedly different in appearance and motion than in Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus.
  • The only parts of Clockwerk that are mentioned in Sly 2 are the tail feathers, wings, heart, eyes, lungs, stomach, talons and brain. Since these parts would not rebuild his body entirely it can be assumed that Jean Bison had the rest as Arpeggio mentions him having the lion's share of the parts.
  • The shape of Clockwerk's feet is different to that of a real owl, which are zygodactyl (two talons in the front, two talons in the back) whereas Clockwerk as anisodactyl feet (three in front, one in back) similar to an eagle.